August 10, 2014 – Family portrait

Romans 8:35-39 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all day long; we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Genesis 37:1-13 Jacob settled in the land where his father had lived as an alien, the land of Canaan. This is the story of the family of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was shepherding the flock with his brothers; he was a helper to the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah, his father’s wives; and Joseph brought a bad report of them to their father. Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he had made him a coat of many colors. But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him. Once Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more. He said to them, “Listen to this dream that I dreamed. There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright; then your sheaves gathered around it, and bowed down to my sheaf.” His brothers said to him, “Are you indeed to reign over us? Are you indeed to have dominion over us?” So they hated him even more because of his dreams and his words. He had another dream, and told it to his brothers, saying, “Look, I have had another dream: the sun, the moon, and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” But when he told it to his father and to his brothers, his father rebuked him, and said to him, “What kind of dream is this that you have had? Shall we indeed come, I and your mother and your brothers, and bow to the ground before you?” So his brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the matter in mind. Now his brothers went to pasture their father’s flock near Shechem. And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers pasturing the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them.” He answered, “Here I am.” Genesis 37:18-36 They saw him from a distance, and before he came near to them, they conspired to kill him. They said to one another, “Here comes this dreamer.Come now, let us kill him and throw him into one of the pits; then we shall say that a wild animal has devoured him, and we shall see what will become of his dreams.” But when Reuben heard it, he delivered him out of their hands, saying, “Let us not take his life.”Reuben said to them, “Shed no blood; throw him into this pit here in the wilderness, but lay no hand...

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Week of August 10, 2014 – Cataumet

Fellowship Committee has Coffee Hour next Sunday, August 17th. August 14th, Thursday – Discussion of chapter two of Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations, 5:00 PM, at John and Caryn White’s home. Please sign up on the sheet in Handy Hall. LOOKING AHEAD: Our Charge Conference will be on Monday, November 17th, with a joint SPRC meeting at 5:30 and the conference to follow at 6:30pm. Mark your calendars! Help the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition change the legacy of breast cancer — Join us and hundreds of individuals as we swim, kayak, walk, or run for breast cancer prevention for the 15th annual, state-wide Against the Tide fundraiser on August 16th at DCR’s Nickerson State Park in Brewster. Against the Tide consists of a 1-mile recreational or competitive swim, 2-mile kayak, 3-mile fitness walk, and 5K or 10K recreational or competitive run, as well as an Aquathlon. This family-friendly and inspirational state-wide event brings people from all demographics and abilities together with one goal in mind: breast cancer prevention. For more information, to register, to volunteer, or to make a pledge, please visit:...

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Week of August 10th, 2014 – Bourne

THIS WEEK IN THE LIFE OF THE PARISH Sunday, August 10th: 11:00 AM  Worship Friday, August 15th: Church Office Closed Sunday, August 17th: 11:00 AM Worship Monday, August 18th: 6:00 PM Finance Committee 7:00 PM Church Council THE CHURCH OFFICE will be closed this Friday, August 15th. Help the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition change the legacy of breast cancer — Join us and hundreds of individuals as we swim, kayak, walk, or run for breast cancer prevention for the 15th annual, state-wide Against the Tide fundraiser on August 16th at DCR’s Nickerson State Park in Brewster. Against the Tide consists of a 1-mile recreational or competitive swim, 2-mile kayak, 3-mile fitness walk, and 5K or 10K recreational or competitive run, as well as an Aquathlon. This family-friendly and inspirational state-wide event brings people from all demographics and abilities together with one goal in mind: breast cancer prevention. For more information, to register, to volunteer, or to make a pledge, please visit: www.mbcc.org/swim LOOKING AHEAD: Our Charge Conference will be on Monday, November 17th, with a joint SPRC meeting at 5:30 and the conference to follow at 6:30pm. Mark your calendars! MAILING LIST: If you are not on our mailing list (email or hard copy) to receive newsletters, and other church news, please fill out a card in Crain Hall. Also, if your address has changed, please let us know....

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